Category Archives for "Smart Spending"

Ask Chuck: Is Now the Time to Buy a Car?

Dear Chuck, Should I buy a used car now? I’ve been told to just buy new, but I don’t want a car payment.  Needing Transportation   Dear Needing Transportation, My perspective is that neither is a good option right now. I suggest you try to hold off until market conditions change. Some context will help. […]

Ask Chuck: My Spouse is an Impulsive Spender

Dear Chuck, Do you have any advice for someone married to an impulsive spender? Cautious Budgeter    Dear Cautious Budgeter,  Sounds like you may be married to an opposite financial personality; my wife and I can relate!  Most of us have made an impulsive purchase at some point in time. Others struggle with it more […]

Ask Chuck: How Can I Disaster Proof My Finances?

Dear Chuck, I have several friends who are in deep financial trouble in the early years of their marriage. I want to avoid the stress they’re experiencing. Do you have any helpful tips so that I can guard my home and marriage? Avoiding Disaster   Dear Avoiding Disaster,  Being under constant financial stress is terrible […]

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